A friend just shared this article on The Register that states Linux is committing to inclusive language.
From the article:
A Git commit adopted changes recommended by kernel developer Dan Williams, with the result that Linux will no longer refer to masters, slaves or blacklists.
In their place coders will be expected to use alternatives such as “primary” and “secondary” relationships, or refer to “leaders” and “followers”, or even “directors” and “performers”.
Blacklists are to become either “denylists” or “blocklists” and whitelists will become “allowlists” or “passlists”.
Torvalds’ commit was made on July 10th and said he thinks there’s no need for the change to wait for the next merge window for a new cut of the Linux kernel.